An interactive map has been launched to help spread the word of community events put on to celebrate the Great Big Green Week.
Kent County Council (KCC) is joining forces with other partners – including district and borough councils and community groups – in the county to invite residents to take part in the national week of action.
From Saturday 24th September to Sunday 2nd October KCC will be supporting the UK wide celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
A dedicated webpage has been set up to help people find green events and activities near them using an interactive map. Residents can also share top green tips and ideas and tell us what green action they are already taking and what they are finding more difficult.
From town festivals to cycle training, webinars to repair cafes, there is something green for everyone!
KCC’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Susan Carey, said: “The Great Big Green Week is a UK wide celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
“People are finding ways as individuals and communities to reduce their impact on our environment and make more room for nature. KCC is joining with other partners in the county to publicise events across the county. Every step we take to make our lives more environmentally friendly adds up to an enormous impact collectively.
“I hope people use our interactive map to find something that will inspire them to do even more for Kent’s environment.”
The Great Big Green Week is a campaign run by The Climate Coalition
KCC has committed to carbon neutrality for its own estate and operations by 2030 and is working towards Net Zero for Kent as a whole by 2050.
It followed the council formally recognising the UK climate emergency in May 2019.
Visit www.kent.gov.uk/gbgw to view what is going on in your area and take part.